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Make-Believe Land: Pleasure in Black Girls’ Lives

LaKisha Michelle Simmons

in Crescent City Girls

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622804
eISBN:
9781469622828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622804.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores how black girls found pleasure in Jim Crow New Orleans. It mainly highlights three “pleasure cultures” on a black girl's life during the period of segregation: the reading and ... More


Epilogue: Jim Crow Girls, Hurricane Katrina Women

LaKisha Michelle Simmons

in Crescent City Girls

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622804
eISBN:
9781469622828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622804.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This concluding chapter recounts the experiences of elderly women who grew up in Jim Crow New Orleans during the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The women talked about their ... More


Relationships Unbecoming of a Girl Her Age: Sexual Delinquency and the House of the Good Shepherd

LaKisha Michelle Simmons

in Crescent City Girls

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622804
eISBN:
9781469622828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622804.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the “delinquent” girls that stayed at the House of the Good Shepherd, a Catholic delinquency home for black and white girls. It looks into how the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, ... More


The Racial Landscape of the Drug War

Miriam Boeri

in Hurt: Chronicles of the Drug War Generation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293465
eISBN:
9780520966710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293465.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter provides insider accounts of how the War on Drugs impacted people of color. The racial disparities of the incarcerated population increased as working-class African American communities ... More


Injustice in Black and White

Hannah L. Walker

in Mobilized by Injustice: Criminal Justice Contact, Political Participation, and Race

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190940645
eISBN:
9780190940683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190940645.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 4 examines the divergent narratives leveraged by White and Black Americans to make sense of their carceral experiences. In-depth interviews suggest that Whites arrive at a sense of injustice ... More


Policing Latinos

Hannah L. Walker

in Mobilized by Injustice: Criminal Justice Contact, Political Participation, and Race

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190940645
eISBN:
9780190940683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190940645.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Local enforcement of federal immigration policy is a new frontier for the use of extensive surveillance and monitoring, key tools of the criminal justice system. These tactics are deployed to target ... More


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